Lingua Franca - Estate Chardonnay 2018 (750ml)

 
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Price: $65.00

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Producer Lingua Franca
Country United States
Region Oregon
Subregion Willamette Valley
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2018
Sku 1753415
Size 750ml

Decanter: 96 Points

Lovely, expressive notes of juicy grapefruit and ripe pear, toast and oak spice make an appearance but the cask ageing is very well integrated. The overall impression is of a consummate balance between richness and freshness, with another layer of firm underlying acidity too, and the wine lingers enticingly. As consultant Dominique Lafon notes: ‘Our better wines are not the bigger. Our selection is on refinement.’Drinking Window 2020 - 2030

Vinous: 94 Points

Pale yellow. Mineral-accented nectarine orange Anjou pear iodine and white flowers on the intensely perfumed nose. Smooth fleshy and dry in the mouth offering concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors complemented by suggestions of fennel sweet butter and candied lemon peel. Shows excellent depth as well as energy and finishes minerally smoky and impressively long featuring lingering citrus and pit fruit notes. 40% new oak.